Regional Recruiting Analyst covering high school and junior nationally.
Charlotte, NC (Future150) -- Torin Dorn is a relative unknown in the basketball community right now, but don’t expect that to last very long. Owning an athletic 6’4” frame and the genes of a former NFL player, Dorn has all the tools to be special, and this could have him poised for a coming out party in the approaching high school season.
A player able to impact the game with or without the ball in his hands and excel on both ends of the floor can be hard to find, but that is exactly what Coach Will Robinson and Vance High School (NC) have in Dorn. His versatility and aggressive, attacking nature make him a nightmare for opposing defenses and offenses, alike.
“I pride myself on playing good defense, and I always want to force the issue on offense, putting pressure on defenses,” said Torin.
Although listed as a shooting guard, Dorn is much more than that. Part of that can be attributed to who he is as a person. The kid is a flat out competitor, and it shows on the court. The other part comes from the combination of his natural talent, athleticism, and skillset that allows him to make plays in so many different areas of the game, plays that many other players simply can’t make.
His playmaking abilities and ball control give him the capability to slide over and play point guard at times, and his size and shooting prowess make him affective from the three spot, as well. Defensively, he rebounds well out of his position and can guard all perimeter positions.
“I just try to play hard and get my teammates involved. I do whatever the team needs,” he said.
Dorn said he has every aspiration to play college basketball, and it appears he will get that chance, as his impressive all-around game has garnered the attention of a few division one schools.
UNC-Charlotte offered last week, and he also mentioned strong interest from Appalachian State, Radford, and William and Mary. Additionally, ACC schools Clemson, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and Virginia have all been to Vance this past week to take in workouts.
Following a summer in which he strove to improve his strength and ability to finish through contact, Dorn is ready to take his game to a new level, and this upcoming season is the perfect time to do it.
And for all his individual ability, Dorn gives us even more to like once you realize his motive, as it became obvious when asked about his goals. He only mentioned one.
“We want to win a state championship,” he said.